Our research promotes practices, products, and policies that address occupational safety, environmental safety, and patient safety in both home care and hospitals.
The Safe Home Care Project has been awarded a $2.48 million NIOSH grant to develop advances in safety for home care aides and clients that will keep pace with an aging population, advances in technology and other factors that are rapidly changing the field.
The goals of the newest research project include: Producing guidelines, including a booklet, on safe practices for clients and families on how to prepare where they live for safe home care; Developing safety tools and techniques that can be introduced to clients when they are assessed for home care visits to identify factors that can be addressed to avoid potential problems, from preventing falls and infection to safe disposal of syringes and other sharps; Evaluating whether the tools introduced are beneficial to aides, clients and home care partners - Press Release
Read our Spring/Summer 2019 newsletter (pdf) to find out what's new in the project.
Many of the Safe Home Care Project's peer-reviewed articles are available to the public via open access (can be read, downloaded, and shared at no cost). Here are some of the most recent open access publications: